Oil & Gas Museum

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Facility:Oil & Gas Museum
Description:oth oil and natural gas were discovered in western Virginia by the first explorers in the mid-1700s. George Washington acquired 250 acres in what is now West Virginia because it contained an oil and gas spring. This was in 1771, making the father of our country the first petroleum industry speculator. On May 9, 1863 the important Burning Springs oil field was destroyed by Confederate raiders lead by General Jones, making it the first of many oil fields destroyed in war. After the Civil War, the industry was revived and over the next fifty years the booms spread over almost all the counties of the state. Drilling and producing of both oil and natural gas continues throughout the state to this day.
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Address 1:119 Third Street
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City:Parkersburg
State/Province:WV
Zip Code:26101
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Weekdays 11 - 4 pm
Saturday 11 - 5 pm
Sunday 12 - 5 pm
Admission:
Telephone:(304) 485-5446
Website:http://www.little-mountain.com/oilandgasmuseum/
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